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Innovative upcycling

Fertilizer and water are essential ingredients to support the farming that feeds more than 7.7 billion people on the planet. But while fertilizer is beneficial for growing food, nitrogen-based compounds called nitrates from fertilizer-contaminated runoff and other industrial processes can also pollute already scarce clean water sources.

We can’t live without water or fertilizer, so something must be done.

Thunderbird School prepares global leaders with an out-of-this-world education

Over the last century, the realm of space exploration has shifted from something that was available almost exclusively to the elite of society – governments, militaries, engineers, astronauts – to something that may soon become fair game for everyone, via existing ventures like commercial tourism, and even a pathway for human beings to become an interplanetary species, pending future developments.

This has opened a window to create leaders knowledgeable of international (and intergalactic) space law and the physics of space itself.

Creative force: GIT Awards motivate students to make an impact with messaging, design

Visual communicators almost always work in the background as they employ a variety of technologies to generate awareness and interest, evoke emotion and inspire change or action. But while we see the results of their efforts almost everywhere, all the skills and labor that go into the work are rarely apparent.

Keeping memory on hand

As we age, our bodies deteriorate, making daily life more difficult. Along with physical challenges, the loss of cognitive function, such as memory loss, can also impede performance of basic tasks. From misplacing keys or a wallet to more serious memory issues like forgetting to take medication or leaving the stove on, memory loss is a prevalent issue among older adults.

Triple major ASU alumna uses interdisciplinary skills to research causality

Rachael Kha grew up in a STEM-oriented environment. Both of her parents earned their degrees from Arizona State University, one with a degree in electrical engineering and the other in chemical engineering. They encouraged her to go to college.

She decided to enroll as a chemical engineering major at ASU, as well as an honors student in Barrett, The Honors College. She looked at it as a practical decision.

New probes gather real-time algae information in CAP canals

Taylor Weiss lowers the probe into the bottom of the canal and waits for the conversation to begin.

“Hey, how are you feeling today?” the probe says to the algae. “Are you happy? Or are you not?”

The answer to those questions enables Weiss and his team at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation, or AzCATI, to detect algae blooms in real time in the canal system, information that is critical to homeowners and agricultural farmers throughout Arizona.

ASU School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences staff earn top honors

Joelle Park and Jennie Burel, both graduate program coordinators in ASU's School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, were recently recognized with notable awards.

Park was honored with the Michelle Howe Staff Award for Outstanding Service, the top award for staff within the school. Burel was named Outstanding New Staff Member by the Graduate College.

ASU Library hosts inaugural data science conference

The data science field is rapidly expanding, but is often driven by the private sector, which monetizes data.

On Wednesday, June 8, nearly 50 people from three dozen academic institutions across the country virtually attended the inaugural meeting of data science in libraries, hosted by Arizona State University, to tackle the question: What does a library perspective mean to data science?

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